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Blizzard, Hearthstone, and China – Bans, Backlash, and Politics

Blizzard’s insta-ban of Hearthstone grandmaster Blitzchung comes with dubious Chinese politics.

Technical Fowl’s 2018 April Fool’s Roundup

Everyone loves a good joke, and over the years April Fool’s Day has brought us some great jokes and bits from a number of sites around the web. It’s come to be something we all expect on April 1st, especially…

Net neutrality in a nutshell? Forget the tech giants, ask Burger King

Words about net neutrality have been bandied about in mainstream America over the last year since  FCC Chairman Ajit “no really guys, i’m just a geek like you, look at my oversized and not at all pandering Reese’s mug” Pai…

The Equifax Saga Thus Far

Any time any of us makes a big purchase it’s a matter of pride. After saving and budgeting we finally have the scratch to put down some money towards a new car or join the club to become an American…

… So you were owned by the NES Classic

** NOTE: During the time of writing the SNES Classic had yet to be announced, and as such Nenedamus was still awesome and ahead of the game **   Nostalgia is wasted on the young. So many things in gaming…

Konami Sells Insurance For Your Metal Gear Solid Base

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as Konami Sells Insurance For Your Metal Gear Solid Base] Yesterday I read about a… well we’ll call it a questionable microstransaction opportunity from Metal Gear Solid V, specifically targeted towards multiplayer action. In multiplayer mode, players…

April Fool’s Double-Cross: Amazon Dash

So it may be Game of Thrones month for the upcoming season 5 premiere in a lot of internet sites devoted to nerddom, but there was another important day this week that for the last few years has made the…

Warlords of Draenor – The Project Manager’s Addiction

Every WoW expansion pack that has been released over the past few years was shipped with its own personality.  Over the classic “vanilla” build of the game, Burning Crusade was markedly more difficult but had a lot of good content on your way to…

Square-Enix trolls fans with Final Fantasy VII for the PS4

By now I’m going to guess that you’ve heard about the monkeyshines and shenanigans that occurred at the recent PlayStation Experience event.  But if not allow me to set the scene for you: Our boy Shinji Hashimoto from Square-Enix comes…

The e-Sports Boy’s Club: Hearthstone, the IeSF and Gender Segregation

I’m surprised at how long it takes for some companies to learn that the internet is a thing now, and that a good action should be executed before fan or customer backlash forces them to.  This is the case of the…

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